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Shawn Porter: 'Cherry Picker' Danny Garcia - Let's Get it On!

By Miguel Rivera

As BoxingScene.com previously reported, the World Boxing Council is currently in the process of ordering a championship fight for the interim-WBC welterweight world title.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman told ESPN Deportes that he's going to order the fight because the current champion Keith Thurman is unlikely to return to the ring until the early part of 2018.

Thurman, who also owns the WBA world title, captured the WBC belt in March with a twelve round decision over Danny Garcia.

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Thurman, who recently got married, suffered a bad elbow injury and has undergone surgery. He was planning to return to the ring by the end of the year. However, a few days ago it was revealed that Thurman would not be ready to fight until the first quarter of 2018.

Sulaiman indicated that they are looking for the best ranked fighters, who are ready and available, to order the match. The WBC will likely order the two highest ranked fighters to collide, and if either on them refuse then the sanctioning body will go down the list to the next available contender.

Currently, the WBC's number one ranked fighter is Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) and Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) is sitting in the number two slot.

Both boxers are advised by Al Haymon and fight under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

Porter, upon hearing the news of potentially being ordered to face Garcia, got very excited and wants the Philadelphia fighter to sign on the dotted line.

"I just heard that the WBC will ask Showtime Shawn Porter to fight another title eliminator. And they want me to fight none other than the cherry picker himself - Danny Garcia. What I say to you Danny Garcia - let's get it on," Porter stated in a video.

As far as the rest of the top five, Manny Pacquiao is sitting at number three, Jessie Vargas is at number four, and Konstantin Ponomarev is at number five.

Garcia has been out of the ring since losing the decision to Thurman, but plans to fight again before the year is out. Porter picked up a big victory in April when he stopped Andre Berto in a WBC final eliminator. It was Porter's first fight since losing a twelve round decision to Thurman in a wild war last June

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JoeMan on 07-19-2017

Swift will likely not be fighting for the rest of the year to keep up with his fellow one-fight-a-year fighters. Or will request again a tuneup fight at the last minute.

Comment by Scipio2009 on 07-18-2017

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;17870487]Contrary to some this is a 50/50 fight. Porter's style actually fits Danny well as he loves when someone comes to him and allows him to counter punch. I hate Porter so I am rooting for DSG all the way…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 07-18-2017

[QUOTE=DramaShow;17869287]porter does a job on garcia.[/QUOTE] Not if the referee does his job he's not. Porter has an established reputation as a "billy goat"; he did it to Paulie, he did it to Brook, he did it to Broner, he…

Comment by turnedup on 07-18-2017

He's selling the fight already lol

Comment by Baltimore on 07-18-2017

Man this would be a great fight. True toss up 50/50. Think I'd lean Porter. I will say that it would be the best fighter I could see either of them beating in the division, meaning I think Spence, Thurman,…

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